NCT 127 Are Heading to North America on Tour
K-pop group NCT 127 revealed they are bringing their first world tour to North America this April. Titled Neo City - The Origin, a reference to the fictional city of dreams mentioned in the group’s songs, the tour will see NCT 127 perform hits like “Cherry Bomb,” “Firetruck” and “Limitless” during twelve concerts in eleven different cities throughout North America.
The Neo City tour, which began in Seoul in January, will hold concerts in Japan until the end of March before traveling stateside in April. Kicking off in New Jersey on April 24, NCT 127 will continue on to perform in Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, Phoenix, Houston, Chicago, San Jose, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Toronto in one of the longest K-pop tours announced this year so far. Eagle-eyed NCT fans will notice that the tour has stops in both Vancouver and Chicago, an undoubtedly exciting achievement for the group as they are the hometowns of members Mark and Johnny.
“We, NCT 127, have been preparing for this for a long time,” Mark expressed in a tour announcement video. “There were many obstacles we had to overcome, but what we’re seeing right now is the world. We’re moving into the world now.”
Global expansion has always the dream of NCT 127; the “127” in their name stems from the longitudinal coordinate of Seoul, marking their dream to spread K-pop from its source to the rest of the world. The 10-member group—Mark, Taeyong, Haechan, Winwin, Yuta, Johnny, Jaehyun, Doyoung, Taeil and Jungwoo—joins a growing list of Korean artists who are holding concerts in North America over the next three months, including Blackpink, ATEEZ, Sunmi and BTS.
The announcement video also hints that more tour dates will likely be announced in other countries.
“We’re excited for the Neo City tour, so we hope you guys are ready and please look forward [to it],” Jaehyun said over V Live. “And to be continued!”
While no current venue or ticket information has yet been released, you can check out the tour dates below:
Newark, NJ - Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Atlanta, GA - Friday, April 26, 2019
Miami, FL - Sunday, April 28, 2019
Dallas, TX - Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Phoenix, AZ - Friday, May 3, 2019
Houston, TX - Sunday, May 5, 2019
Chicago, IL - Tuesday, May 7, 2019
San Jose, CA - Thursday, May 9, 2019 and Friday, May 10, 2019
Los Angeles, CA - Sunday, May 12, 2019
Vancouver, BC - Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Toronto, ON - Friday May 17, 2019